Preserved or Restored? There is a formula.

The first items in the Mission Statement of the Antique and Classic Boat Society talk about (first) people, (second) preserving and restoring boats, and (third) enjoyment. Today, let’s understand the second element a little more.  In a judged boat show using ACBS standards, in all but the Contemporary Class, boats are designated as Preserved or Restored.…

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From fundamentals to emerging technology at Chapter Workshops

‘Tis the Season of winter workshops – whether your chapter calls them Symposiums or Seminars, this is the time of year to get involved. The Antique and Classic Boat Society does sponsor three major Symposiums during the year; at the: Sunnyland Boat Festival in March at Tavares, FL, the Antique Boat Museum in May at…

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Have You Seen The Paramour? It’s a Colvin Gazelle Schooner

Paramour is a Colvin Gazelle Schooner Paramour belongs to Ron Lockhart.  She is a 1967 boat which is a Classic.  The ACBS Classifications are listed here https://www.acbs.org/acbs-boat-classifications-judging-classes/ Ron says, “I changed the sail plan on my boat from Junk rigged to Gaff rigged (the boat was designed with both rigs).  The Colvin Gazelle is a metal schooner. …

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